Stearns Lodge

Over six years ago, the RMC set about solving a long term challenge for the club-- that of providing permanent housing for its trail crews and caretakers. After many years of hard work by countless volunteers, and donations from many hundreds of RMC friends, Stearns Lodge is now complete!

Stearns Lodge, which was constructed from August 2006 to March 2007, features kitchen facilities, laundry facilities, restrooms, showers, and common areas for all employees and also private quarters for the Field Supervisor. Trail Crew members sleep outside in individual canvas tents around the building.

The location of Stearns Lodge has many benefits. Multiple trailheads, the RMC's workshop, and Randolph Pool are all within walking distance from the Lodge.

The building was named after Anna B. Stearns, a long time member of the RMC and the founder of the Anna B. Stearns Charitable Foundation, which donated a $100,000 challenge grant towards the project.

Stearns Lodge is not open to the public. If you would like to visit the Lodge for a tour or contact an RMC employee living there, please send us an e-mail.



The Construction of Stearns Lodge

 

Created in July, 2007 by Jeff Smith.


Stearns Lodge Photo Gallery


Stearns Lodge Dedication Day

July 15, 2007

Landscaping and Grading

New pictures added July 10, 2007

RMC Trail Crew Potluck

June 2, 2007

New Interior Photos

May 29, 2007

Tent Platform Moving

May 29, 2007

Furniture Moving Day

April 8, 2007



Related Links

Background on Stearns Lodge

Thanks to all who contributed to Stearns Lodge...

About Anna B. Stearns

Video tours of Stearns Lodge

Mountain Jobs - Trail Crew

Mountain Jobs - Caretaker

Mountain Jobs - Field Supervisor